I will have back issues of DUQ, DUT and CE with me, plus some quilts from past and future issues to tempt you.
It is on this weekend - Saturday and Sunday from 9.30-4pm at Wyong Racecourse on the Central Coast of NSW.
Last time I was there was two years ago and I was hand quilting Sadie's first cot quilt (my granddaughter), this time I will machine-appliqueing her first big-girls-bed quilt. Stop by and have a look at my progress.
I have already pieced the top,
and made a number of sweet free-form hearts ....
Above is the front and the back of the sewn, turned-through hearts.
The hearts were created by placing the fabric right sides together with lightweight iron-on interfacing. Then you can draw the heart onto the interfacing and machine-sew along the line, or, just free-form stitch them - as I did.
When you are done, snip and hole through the interfacing. Clip and trim any curves, and turn the heart right out side through the clipped interfacing.
Viola, you have a neat edge that doesn't require any 'needletruning', that is easy to stitch down by hand or machine.